British LGBT Awards 2016 Hosts Announced As Mel B And Duncan James

The UK's biggest gay awards show will take place next month.

Mel B and Duncan James have been announced as the hosts of this year’s British LGBT Awards.

The Spice Girl and former Blue singer will co-present the biggest gay awards show in the showbiz calendar on 13 May.

Mel B
Mel B
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Former ‘TOWIE’ star Charlie King, will broadcast from the red carpet as a host of stars attend the bash, which will be held at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms.

This year’s awards, sponsored by RBS, sees the likes of Years and Years frontman Olly Alexander, Boy George, Paul O’Grady, Clare Balding, Cara Delevingne, ‘Great British Bake Off’ star Sue Perkins and Sam Smith all nominated for awards.

EastEnders’ star Danny Dyer and Queen Icon Brian May are amongst those shortlisted for the Straight Ally Award, which Lorraine Kelly picked up in 2015.

Olympic hero and straight ally Heather Stanning will face boxing champion Nicola Adams in the Sports Personality of the Year Award category, which recognises sports stars – gay or straight – for promoting equality and diversity.

A series of prizes for LGBT charities, organisations and business leaders will also be awarded.

Duncan James
Duncan James
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Speaking ahead of her role, Mel B said: “I am really excited to be hosting the 2016 RBS British LGBT Awards next month. It is a fantastic event that recognises the LGBT people doing wonderful things and the straight allies who give so much support to the LGBT community. I’m proud to be part of it.

“It is going to be a brilliant night filled with surprises and a glitzy guest list that is just fabulous. The British LGBT Awards is the hottest ticket in town.”

Awards founder, Sarah Garrett, added: “With such brilliant hosts and some great awards up for grabs, the 2016 RBS British LGBT Awards is going to be a night to remember.”

See a full list of nominations here.

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